Walking Route

Paredão Footpath

This route crosses the ridge of Santo António mountains and allows you to enjoy a panoramic view over several peaks and the Madeiran seashore.

Length

8,0 km

Duration

3 hour(s)

Levada do Lombo e Paredão, also known as Levada do Lopez da Dona Isabel, begins along the regional road of Poiso, and near the top of Pico do Areeiro. Offers a privileged view towards the island highest peaks. Along the route, we cross the peaks of several mountains of the central massif, accompanied by breathtaking views of Funchal to the East. To the West you can observe the mountain slopes that surround Curral das Freiras and looking North, you see Pico do Areeiro. In the middle of the route, we came across a stone sheepfold that surrounds part of a slope; this sheepfold was used to prevent the crossing of the animals that once grazed in Santo António mountains. The descent to Paredão, is gentle, here we can observe Santo António parish to the East, the Câmara de Lobos to the South Lobos and Curral das Freiras to the West. The view over the central massif mountains is present all the way. The final part of the route is the descent to Eira do Serrado with unique and breath-taking landscapes that will take you through the imposing mountains.

Criteria for Classification of Footpaths:

Difficulty level:

  • “Flat” - flat or smooth slope course, accessible to anyone with a Global Assessment: Easy to everyone in a physical form within normal range.
  • “Undulating” - a course that presents slight ascents or descents, requiring a greater physical effort, but adequate for anyone who maintains regular physical activity.
    • “Uneven” - path with sometimes successive steep slopes. Requires a great physical effort, only advised for people with good physical condition.

Danger level:

  • “Familiar” - a route without great risks and which, with due caution, can be carried out by any type of person, including children and teenagers accompanied by adults.
  • “Adults” - a course that offers some risks and requires some care on the part of the walker. Children should not carry out this route, even when accompanied by an adult, by people of age or with physical limitations.
  • “Mountaineers” - a course with a high level of danger. Only people with a minimum of climbing practice and knowledge can do it.

Overall Rating:

  • “Easy” - refers to a route that can be easily done and does not require a great deal of physical effort. This kind of paths does not pose any added risk to those who chose to do them.
  • “Moderate” - refers to a moderately achievable course, which requires a great physical effort and/or offers some level of danger.
  • “Difficult” - a course that should only be done by experienced, properly equipped and physically fit people. A course, which offers great difficulty in terms of physical effort and is highly dangerous.


Warning:
Walking is a refreshing, exciting and highly rewarding activity, but it carries some risks. The walks should be planned in advance, considering factors such as weather conditions, food, transportation, equipment needed, etc.

Location:

Estrada Regional 202

Type:

Patrimony

Global Rating:

Easy

Dangerousness:

Familiar

Dificulty:

Wavy

Direction:

Linear

Movement:

Pedonal

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